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SF 4258

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 03:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the State Building Code; clarifying building and fire code requirements
for public places of accommodation that are rural event centers; authorizing
rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.108, by adding a
subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.108, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Exception. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding this section, a place of public accommodation that
is a rural event center otherwise subject to the State Building Code under this section is
exempt from any automatic sprinkler protection system requirements except as required in
Minnesota Rules, chapter 7511, for an A-3 occupancy, based on the fire area, occupant
load, or location of fire area. For purposes of this section, "rural event venue" means a place
of public accommodation not located inside an urban area that is rented for money or for
the exchange of goods or services and used for the purposes of hosting weddings, receptions,
parties, and similar social events.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginRURAL EVENT VENUES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must amend Minnesota Rules, chapter 7511, the
Minnesota State Fire Code, to reflect that rural event venues are classified as an A-3
occupancy use. For purposes of this section, "rural event venue" has the meaning given in
Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.108, subdivision 5. The commissioner must use the good
cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, to adopt the new
rule.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end